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Poster: waltisfrozen Date: Jan 11, 2005 4:31am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Ripping PD DVD's for the Archive

Okay, it looks like there are other threads that touch on this topic, so forgive me if I'm beating a dead horse here.

Like many of you, I've got a ton of PD DVDs that I'd love to help add to the archive. Is this something the Archive would even want or are the potential legal hassles not worth the trouble? If it's cool to start adding these to the archive, what's the best way to get this done? Since the PD DVD's don't seem to be encrypted, could it be as simple as uploading a *.VOB file, or do we need to use software to convert the audio/video?

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Poster: A/V Geek Skip Date: Jan 11, 2005 5:52am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Ripping PD DVD's for the Archive

Hey,

when I do get a PD film from a DVD (most of the films on this site are actually from another source though), I use a ripping program and then use another program (MPEG2VCR) to convert the VOB files to MPEG-2 (a format that the Internet Archive's Contribution Engine will be able to use to make derivative formats).

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